Jim Hubbard began making films in 1975 and for many years has been concerned with issues of film and video preservation. In 1987 he co-founded the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival. From 1991 through 1996 he worked at Anthology Film Archives. In conjunction with the National Moving Image Database project of the American Film Institute he created the first computer catalog of Anthology's film and video collection encompassing over 5,000 titles. Under a grant from the Jerome Foundation he inventories and catalogued the entire Jerome Hill Collection. He also researched a report on the need for archival storage of work by makers with AIDS for Media Network, a national organization promoting social change. He authored Meeting the Challenges of Video Preservation, with Mona Jimenez, for Media Alliance and continues to work closely with IMAP.